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- Hurricanes to unveil new uniforms; Quick’s ‘embellishment’; Gordon Bombay ’30 for 30′ (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy):
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• The Dallas Stars won’t be the only ones revealing new jerseys on June 4. That same day the Carolina Hurricanes will unveil their new home and road looks. Their logo and colors will remain the same. [ Hurricanes ]
• Meanwhile, the Texas Stars showed off their new jerseys on Thursday. Could these be a hint as to
- NHL Roundup: Canucks fire Vigneault, Sutton retires (The SportsXchange):
The Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday fired head coach Alain Vigneault and assistant coaches Rick Bowness and Newell Brown, according to TVA’s Louis Jean, reported
- Alain Vigneault fired by Canucks; who takes over the coaching gig in Vancouver? (Puck Daddy):
Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis didn’t mince words during his postseason press conference, calling the team’s 2012-13 campaign a “terrible season” after their ouster at the hands of the San Jose Sharks in Round 1.
“We’re going to have to reinvent ourselves and do things differently in order to be successful. The macro look at this team is that changes have to be made,” said Gillis.
On Wednesday, changes were made: According to Louis Jean of TVA, head coach Alain Vigneault and
- 15-year vet defenseman Sutton retires (The Associated Press):
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Veteran defenseman Andy Sutton has retired, ending a 15-year career beset by
- D Sutton steps off ice at age 38 (The SportsXchange):
Longtime NHL defenseman Andy Sutton is calling it a career at age 38, announcing his retirement on Wednesday after sitting out the 2013 season with a knee
- Andy Sutton, NHL defenseman and media relations expert, retires after 15 years (Puck Daddy):
Andy Sutton played 676 NHL games over 15 years, paying the physical toll and maintaining a professional hockey career through what was his final season with the Edmonton Oilers in 2013.
But c’mon, we all know the guy’s legacy as he announces his retirement on Wednesday. It’s two-fold. First, and perhaps foremost, it’s this indelible soundbyte in 2010 in which he questions a reporter about his expertise:
“Are you asking me or are you telling me?” and “So you’re an
- Oklahoma tornado hits close to home for AHL’s Barons (Puck Daddy):
The people of Oklahoma are still looking for survivors in the wake of Monday’s mile-wide F4 tornado that ravaged parts of the state, leaving 24 people dead and over 200 injured .
Among the safe include members of the Edmonton Oilers’ AHL club, the Oklahoma City Barons. The Barons practice facility is in Moore, where the damage destroyed two elementary schools and left a 20 mile-wide area of destruction. Most of the players, according to general manager Bill Scott, don’t live near the area
- Babcock keeps pushing Red Wings in perhaps his best coaching job ever (Yahoo! Sports):
Detroit’s head coach is all about pushing everyone around him to achieve their best
- What We Learned: Complaining about NHL officiating? Time to fine these sore losers (Puck Daddy):
Hello, this is a feature that will run through the entire season and aims to recap the weekend’s events and boils those events down to one admittedly superficial fact or stupid opinion about each team. Feel free to complain about it.
No one is ever going to be totally happy with the ways in which the NHL’s referees or officials make their decisions. We can all agree on that.
If there’s a game in which neither team is whistled for a penalty, both will likely complain that the refs missed
- Sharks fined $100,000 for GM’s comments (The Associated Press):
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The NHL fined the San Jose Sharks $100,000 on Saturday for general manager Doug Wilson’s comments criticizing the league for forward Raffi Torres’ suspension for the rest of the second round of the